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Replacing Radiator what to do...
I am debating purchasing a new oem radiator or possibly the aftermarket mishimoto to never deal with problems but the radiator guy says the all aluminum ones have there issues also.
I am losing coolant. Ther e is a couple inches left on the degas bottle and somewhat holding (probably because of the mass amount of coolant at that level. Not sure where I am losing but during my last inspection it looked like at the bond between the plastic and aluminum on the radiator it was leaking because I could see coolant in that area. It could also be loosing some pressure at the thermostat housing (upgraded to billet with new oring) but I doubt a tiny leak that doesn’t show much anything is cause off losing so much quickly. I have NOT verified that the problem is at the radiator but I used the pressure test tool and the pressure dropped quick. It is currently blizzard snow where I live so I am going to wait until the weather calms down and spray for bubbles at the suspect location.
Another option is for me to recrimp but I figured it would just leak again sometime soon and I am a little scared to trust me on that one. Taking it into a shop is a little out of the question because the nearest big city is one hour away and I don’t have a second vehicle so taking it out and driving it in is not gonna happen especially with the risks. If I have them pull it there it will be 250 for pulling and putting it back in, at that point they would have to order a new one or repair if order a new one I would have to have them pull it again so I am best off ordering oem or mishimoto.
What are your thoughts on going with one or the other?? I plan on keeping my truck for a while but am also tired of working on it so might be paying for service more in the future which could lead me to sell it.